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Harris-Perry guest: real job creators are ‘low-wage workers who spend every dime that they get’

Melissa Harris-Perry and a panel on her MSNBC show on Nov. 25 discussed Wal-Mart, the recent Black Friday strikes, and whether Wal-Mart’s business model of low prices necessitates low wages. Wal-Mart dismissed the protests as “grossly exaggerated” and called the walkouts “made for TV events.” There are 200 million customers…

Fiorina: ‘It is not fair’ that public workers are ‘so rich’

Carly Fiorina, who reportedly stood to receive more than $42 million after being ousted at HP in 2005, says that public workers should receive less benefits because “it is not fair” that unions are “so rich.” During a Sunday panel segment on NBC, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asserted that Congress…

Former Bush campaign advisor: Norquist an impediment to good governing

Former Bush campaign advisor Matthew Dowd on Sunday slammed anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, blaming his organization for GOP obstruction in Congress. Dowd said on ABC’s This Week that every member of Congress knew — but refused to admit — that the federal deficit could only be lowered by raising tax…

Jezebel’s Jessica Coen defends ratting out racist teens: They need to learn

Jezebel editor-in-chief Jessica Coen on Sunday defended publicizing the racist tweets of some minors following President Barack Obama’s re-election, saying the story highlighted hateful speech in America. “We were just doing a search for Barack Obama and taking a look at the Twitter reaction, and we saw some unfortunate things,…

Bill Kristol: John Kerry hasn’t supported enough wars to be secretary of state

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday suggested that Republican senators should confirm United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice if she is nominated as secretary of state because she is more likely to support going to war than Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). The conservative columnist told Fox…

Sen. Graham: ‘Grover is wrong… I will violate the pledge’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said that he was willing to break with anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist and find ways to raise additional revenues for the government because he was worried that spending cuts would hurt the military. Norquist recently insisted to The Wall Street Journal that no Republicans…

Barney Frank confronts Hutchinson for ‘weasel words’ linking Obama to Petraeus scandal

In a face to face confrontation that aired on Sunday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) called out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) for using “weasel words” to suggest that President Barack Obama knew about former CIA Director David Petraeus’ sex scandal prior to the November election. Hutchinson told CNN’s Candy Crowley…

Morgan Freeman narrates new LGBT equality advertisement

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman narrates a new video advertisement that declares LGBT individuals in the United States are “at the dawn of a new day.” “Freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey toward a more perfect union,” Freeman says in the 30-second ad, which was released on…

McCain on abortion: Republicans should ‘leave the issue alone’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said that former Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans had made a mistake by trying to change abortion laws and that his party should “leave the issue alone.” During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace noted that the presidential candidate who…

Camel busts loose before California circus performance

A Mexican circus’ visit to Glendale, California took an unusual turn when one of the show’s camels decided to “work out” on her own Friday. According to KCAL-TV, Atula, a 4-year-old camel traveling with the Ramos Brothers Circus, got away from a trainer she “wasn’t too thrilled with” while being…

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